Dear GSA South Families,
As we begin to enter the fall season, I hope you are relaxed, recharged and enjoying the school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

Our skilled and devoted staff have started the year strong. This is our 5th school year.  We have grown since 2013, when we first open our doors, from about 250 students to 420 students, this year.  Our enthusiastic office team is still processing registrations, distributing online uniform purchases and assisting parents with a variety of other needs. Our hardworking and conscientious custodians spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility and now spend their days keeping up with their regular custodial duties. And, our much-appreciated PTO had a great turn out at their first meeting and are busy planning for their Annual Trunk or Treat. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

Each year brings positive change. We are delighted to have brought some strong, new team members and equally excited to have so many team members return in the same or different roles..   Our team of teachers and staff bring great skill sets that will create a very innovative, individualized approach to teaching for our students. 

We have some added additions to our school building this year.  We now have a marquee to advertise school events and activities.  We have added two more classrooms and bathrooms in our lower level.  New technology has created more opportunity for student use.  Our Computer/STEM labs are engaging students in makerspace, coding, robotics, and more.  We have added advance math classes for 4th and 5th grade students. Installation of additional interior and exterior cameras was completed this summer enhancing our ability to record who is on our campus at all times. 

Thank you for choosing GSA South for your child’s education. Your commitment to insuring that GSA South Elementary remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to seeing you throughout the year. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this a great 2017-18 school year.

Warmest Regards,           

Wendy Gilliam

GSA South Elementary